Volkswagen Group’s electrical transition is constant at a great tempo. Its pure electrical (BEV) gross sales had been up almost 50% within the first six months of 2023 in comparison with the primary six months of 2022. They grew from 217,200 to 321,600. Moreover, there are one other 200,000 or so BEV orders on the books simply in Western Europe.
Reaching 321,600 deliveries within the first half of the yr, that was 7.4% of Volkswagen Group’s total car deliveries. That’s a rise from the corporate’s 5.6% determine for the primary half of 2022.
Whereas Tesla is understood to be the world chief in BEV gross sales (and #2 behind BYD in plugin car gross sales), Volkswagen Group is definitely #1 in BEV gross sales in Europe. Moreover, the corporate’s gross sales progress in Europe even surpassed its gross sales progress worldwide. Gross sales grew from 128,900 within the first half of 2022 to 217,100 within the first half of 2023, which is 68% progress (in comparison with 50% progress worldwide).
Moreover, the current development and anticipated development going ahead is even stronger than at first of the yr. “With a rise in all-electric deliveries of round 50 p.c within the first half of the yr, the Volkswagen Group is systematically persevering with its transformation,” Hildegard Wortmann, member of Volkswagen Group’s Prolonged Government Committee for Gross sales, says. “Since Could, we’ve once more seen an improved development in incoming orders right here, after a sure reluctance on the a part of our clients firstly of the yr attributable to decreased subsidy packages, partly lengthy ready occasions and excessive inflation. In view of the current vital discount in supply occasions, we anticipate this optimistic development to proceed within the coming months.”
The USA is coming by means of with massive progress as properly. Volkswagen Group reached 29,800 gross sales there, a 79% enhance over the earlier yr.
Nonetheless, there’s one stain on the corporate’s jacket. Deliveries had been 2% decrease in China, totaling 62,400. However Volkswagen Group introduced out some optimistic information from there nonetheless — it did see 18% progress in BEV gross sales within the second quarter of 2023 in comparison with the second quarter of 2022. So, we are able to say that the numbers are nonetheless rising quick there.
Wanting on the second quarter extra broadly — worldwide — deliveries had been up 53%, from 118,000 within the second quarter of 2022 to 180,600 within the second quarter of 2023.
Volkswagen Group’s BEV gross sales are dominated by gross sales in Europe, after which virtually all the remainder of gross sales are in China and the USA. Europe accounts for 68% of gross sales, China 19%, and the USA 9%. That leaves 4% for the results of the world.
What concerning the model cut up? There are roughly 100 auto manufacturers beneath the Volkswagen Group umbrella, proper? (Perhaps not 100.) Volkswagen accounted for somewhat greater than half of the auto group’s BEV gross sales (164,800 autos), Audi accounted for twenty-four% (75,600 autos), ŠKODA accounted for 10% (31,300 autos), SEAT/CUPRA accounted for six% (18,900 autos), Porsche accounted for six% (18,900 autos), and Volkswagen Industrial Autos accounted for 4% (12,300 autos).
Lastly, these had been the corporate’s high 5 BEV fashions:
- Volkswagen ID.4/ID.5 101,200
- Volkswagen ID.3 49,800
- Audi This autumn e-tron (incl. Sportback) 48,000
- ŠKODA Enyaq iV (incl. Coupé) 31,300
- Audi Q8 e-tron (incl. Sportback) 19,500
You’ll find extra Volkswagen Group gross sales numbers or company commentary right here.
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